A Dover Soldier Family

Dover Express 23 Jul 1915 We regret to learn that Mr. C. J. Howard, who resides at 2, Beach Street, has received a final letter from the War Office informing him there can be no longer any hopes of his son, 10256, Lance-Corporal William Alfred Howard "C" Company, 1st Battalion The "Queen's" Royal West Surrey... Continue Reading →

Lady Bicyclist’s Grave Charge

Alledged Assault Near Littlebourne Mary Ann Young (née Hayward) my great-grandmother was witness in an assault trail in 1910. She married my great-grandfather on 9 Oct 1880 in St Mildred at Preston Next Wingham, but they had lived at Brick Kiln Cottages in Littlebourne at the time of the 1911 census. William and Mary Ann... Continue Reading →

Distressing Fatality on the Medway

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald of 25 July 1908 we read the following: Faversham Man Drowned On Sunday last a distressing fatality occurred on the river Medway, near Penshurst, when, as the result of the capsizing of a canoe, William John Foreman, a young Faversham man, was drowned. The deceased, who completed his... Continue Reading →

Wounded, P.O.W. and Died

John Reginald Raynes, my 4th cousin 2x removed was born in the spring of 1894 at Pembury, Kent. He was a farm labourer and the youngest son of John Raines and Emily Kneller who had 5 children. Another son, Frederick Nathaniel Raynes was a Private in the Kent Cyclist Battalion, 1855. John enlisted in November... Continue Reading →

Fifteen Relatives Serving King and country

Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald 19 June 1915 George Marsh Mount married my 3rd cousin 3x removed Mary Jane Raines on 15 Oct 1877 at St Mary The Virgin in Elham, Kent. They had 10 children, including Arthur Frederick Mount mentioned in the above article. Two other sons, Albert Frank Mount and Percy Victor... Continue Reading →

A lucky man was he

Alfred Edward Chilcott was born 23 Jul 1893 at Spaxton in Somerset, England. His parents were James Chilcott and Sarah Type. On 3 Nov 1928 he married Ethel Nellie Emery Baker at Spaxton. Alfred was my half 1st cousin 3x removed, connected to me by my 3rd great-grandfather William Chilcott who was baptised at St... Continue Reading →

Boy Drowned in a Ditch

Supposed Epileptic Seizure Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 29 January 1916 The East Kent Coroner  (Mr. Rutley Mowll) held an inquest on Thursday on the body of Charles Sidney George Foord, 14, who was found dead in a ditch at Stone Cross Road, Bilsington. Evidence was given by Mrs. Mary Ann Foord, Chequer Tree... Continue Reading →

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